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MONSANTO: USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs

April 25, 2011

USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs

The biotech/agrichemical industry has applauded the new plan.

In early April, the USDA made what I'm reading as a second response to Judge White, this one even more craven. To satisfy the legal system's pesky demand for environmental impact studies of novel GMO crops, the USDA has settled upon a brilliant solution: let the GMO industry conduct its own environmental impact studies, or pay other researchers to. The USDA announced the program in the Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF].

 

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